NATIONALITY New Zealand
BORN 06.05.82
AGE 34
WORLD RANKING 1
BIRTH PLACE Hastings
SPECIALITY Rowing
HEIGHT 194cm

BIOGRAPHY

Eric has been competing in the NZ Rowing team for over 14 years.

In that time he has amassed 5 World Championship Titles and became an Olympic Champion at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Eric, along with Hamish Bond, have become he most consistent Rowers in History, by winning their 16th Consecutive Pairs event title at a major event. They have been unbeaten as a pair since teaming up in 2009. 

Their rowing training regime is supplemented by the use of rowing machines and cycling to keep them mentally and physically at the top of their sport. 

They have been awarded the World Rowing Crew of the Year in 2011 & 2013, and have been awards the NZ Halberg Team of the year in 2007,2009,2012 & Halberg Supreme Winners in 2012.

Eric is married and has a young son Zac. 

Proudest bike moment: Proudest moment is only having fallen off once! I'm proud that i'm around 100kg and I can keep up with most of the little whippet cyclists... Until we reach some hills.... But they have nothing on me on the downhill. Got to love mass & gravity :) 

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Eric 's RESULTS

Favourite Results

Our first international victory as part of a Men's Four in 2007 at a World Cup event, we were a length behind and sprinted from 250m to go and win the race on the line which was pretty incredible. Then winning my first World Championship title in 2007 was amazing. And winning Olympic gold in 2012 was by far the most satisfying result to date.